Serving police officer charged with sexual assault

PC Joseph Demir, attached to the North West Basic Command Unit, was charged on Wednesday, 9 March with sexual assault

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a colleague while on duty - Credit: Met Police

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a colleague while on duty.

Pc Joseph Demir, attached to the North West Basic Command Unit, allegedly committed the offence on March 10, 2020 when he was a student officer at Hendon Training School.

The allegation was reported on July 1, 2020; Pc Demir was charged by post on March 9 following an investigation by the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards.

A misconduct hearing will take place once criminal proceedings have concluded.

The officer has been placed on restricted duties, and will appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (April 5).